To ensure the safety of all attendees, security plans include bag restrictions, metal detection, and increased security personnel
Arlington, VA, November 30, 2016 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, owner and producer of CES®, today announced it will continue to implement advanced security measures at the upcoming CES® 2017 to maximize the safety of all attendees. Returning to Las Vegas January 5-8, CES 2017 will celebrate 50 years as the global stage for innovation.
"This year marks the 50th anniversary of CES. Over the years, we have seen the introduction of incredible innovations that have improved our world and a continued increase in the number of attendees and exhibitors from around the globe," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "As show organizers, our primary goal remains maximizing the safety of all of our guests. Our security efforts are designed to provide a safe and secure environment while ensuring our attendees have an efficient and productive experience."
CTA is working closely with law enforcement officials at all levels to maximize security on-site at CES 2017. This year's security measures include bag restrictions and metal detectors. Only two bags, each smaller than 12" x 17" x 6", may be brought into official show venues. Rolling bags of any size will not be permitted on the show floor. While all attendees will be subject to metal detector screening upon entering show premises, CTA will conduct searches at specific points to ensure quick and easy access to exhibit halls and reduce the number of times attendees have to go through security. For efficient entry on-site, all attendees must have an official CES badge and government-issued photo ID before entering CES show venues.
To view the complete list of security policies and procedures for CES 2017, visit CES.tech.
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.